Bruins ‘will listen’ to trade offers on centre Ryan Spooner

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After a productive 2015-16, Boston Bruins centre Ryan Spooner may be on the move.

The 24-year-old was a healthy scratch for the team’s home opener, though he had played in all six of Boston’s games ahead of Saturday’s action. He has one goal and two points over that span.

“He’s a 50-point player who gets paid a million dollars,” said Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman on Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment. “I think a lot of teams would like to have him.”

Spooner scored 13 goals and 49 points in 80 games for the Bruins last season.

“I don’t think it’s so quick that the Bruins want to move him but I think they will listen,” said Friedman. “If it’s a top, young defenceman that could come the other way, I think there’s a possibility.”

Nick Kypreos wondered aloud if he could be a fit in a deal for Jacob Trouba with the Winnipeg Jets. The young d-man has requested a trade due to a lack of opportunity as a right-shot defenceman. However, the potential asking price sounds too steep for that to be a match.

“The other pieces that might be involved with Spooner, which includes Brandon Carlo who’s a second round pick in 2015, he’s really turned heads for a blue line that doesn’t look good outside of him and Chara…

“Carlo, Spooner and a first-rounder way too rich for a guy like Trouba.”

With Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, and free agent signing David Backes all playing up the middle, there also seems to be a lack of opportunity for Spooner who has 80 career points in 142 games.

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